Polk County Iowa Jail

County Jail Calls

1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 323-5400

Polk County Iowa Jail

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Polk County Iowa Jail Information

The Polk County Jail is operated by the Polk County Sheriff under the authority of the State of Iowa. The Polk Jail houses up to 1,500 male and female inmates, including state inmates of all custody levels who are probation violators, awaiting trial, sentencing, or transfer to the Iowa Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons system.

Polk County Jail is located in Des Moines, IA, the state capital, a city with a population of 207,000 in Polk County. Des Moines is located approximately 30 miles south of Ames, IA, and 100 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids, IA, off of U.S. Highway 80.

Jurisdictional Control

Polk County Sheriff, 1985 NE 51st Place, Des Moines, IA 50313, (515) 286-3814

Judicial Authorities

Polk County District Court, 500 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 286-3772


Polk County Iowa Jail Calls

Securus owns and operates the phones at the Polk County Jail. The cost of a 15-minute Iowa in-state long distance inmate call using Securus is $11.40, with out-of-state calls costing $3.15, and local jail phone calls costing $2.65. For as low as a 75 Cent Pacific Telephone calling routing fee, and an additional $2.65 Securus connection fee, Pacific Telephone brings the cost of a 15 minute Long distance call from the Polk County Jail down to $3.40 creating a savings $8.00 for in-state-calls.

 Polk County Iowa Jail Visiting

Inmates housed at the Polk Jail are allowed two 20-minute on-site visits per week, as well as up to two daily remote visits. Information regarding visitation days, times, and rules can be found at It is recommended to call the Polk Jail at (515) 323-5400 to confirm the visiting schedule before departing for your visit.

FCC Polk County Iowa Jail Call Ruling

Pacific Telephone Company is not affiliated with Securus or the Polk Jail but is able to legally, per a 2013 FCC ruling pursuant to FCC Docket Number DA 13-1990, provide call routing services that can cut the cost of inmate calls from Polk County Jail, as well as calls from any county jails and prison throughout the United States.

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